What is the Differential in My Vehicle?

The differential in your vehicle has to be working effectively to be able to transfer power from the motor and transmission to the car wheels. The differential is between those parts and the drive shaft and has liquid and gears in the housing all working together to keep the car moving.

One issue you may experience is if the differential gasket is leaking, now not enough oil is keeping the gears protected. Excessive heat will cause the gears to grind and this could deteriorate their ability to work properly.

The differential plays an important role in moving the gears to allow for steering. If the oil breaks down from heat, it may not be able to move the gears properly and this could impact handling.

You can bring your vehicle to our service center here at Island Honda today and we will give the differential a complete inspection for issues and replace the gear oil if needed.

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